Current Cocktails

A round up of my fave cocktail recipes from Cupcakes and Cutlery. Hi Guys! I’m taking a blog vacation this week so I’ve decided to do a round-up of some of my favorite cocktails I’ve shared in the past few months. If you missed these posts, check them out! I like to keep things simple and delicious. Easy and good. Now break out your cocktail shaker and get making!

The Corpse Reviver 2. Do it! Don’t be scerd. It’s so good!

We Rum This Punch. Created for a contest and uses the most amazing vanilla bean and cinnamon simple syrup!

White Russian with Vanilla Coconut Milk and Coconut Rum. OMG. Best ever! Brunch bound for sure.

Strawberry Mint Moscow Mule. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.

Best Champagne Punch Recipe. No joke. It’s easy and it’s the best. Make this for your next celebratory function.

Spiced Rum Cocktail with White Zinfandel. Seriously. This was my favorite cocktail last summer. This is a poolside gem.

Cucumber Margarita. YES!!!!! This is so super refreshing. Make a big pitcher!

 

Best Recipes

Best Recipe round up of my fave recipes I've shared recently. Oh hey, how are you? I love to eat. Did you know that about me? And sometimes I cook. And sometimes I share those recipes with you guys. So today I’m rounding up my favorite recipes that you may have missed. Some are healthy-ish. Some are extra tasty (meaning probably not healthy). Here they are! I hope you enjoy!

Roasted Tomato and Burrata Appetizer. If you haven’t made this yet, stop what you are doing and go make it. It’s crazy how much flavor this has and it only has a few ingredients!

Best Taco Seasoning. Make a big batch and make the world’s easiest tacos.

Easy Tortilla Soup. It may be a little warm for this but if you are having un-summer like weather in your neck of the woods, this is for you!

Cheetos and Rosemary Goat Cheese Appetizer. Yup, you read that right. Cheetos crusted cheese.

Roasted Vegetable Farro Salad with Arugula. THIS is my everything. I eat this for two meals a day for weeks straight. Why are roasted veggies so dang good!?

Kind of homemade peach shortcake. This isn’t really a recipe but it sure is delicious!! I don’t know about you but our strawberries have looked super bad lately. So switching a summertime favorite to peaches is the way to go!

 

Aperol Spritz Recipe

Easy summer cocktail recipe. The Aperol Spritz. #ad @aperolusa #spritzbreakThis delicious cocktail is called an Aperol Spritz and it is super refreshing and perfect for summer! I invited a few girlfriends over a few weeks ago for a Spritz Break. We had a blast! I’m sharing the details and recipe below!

*This #SpritzBreak post is sponsored by Aperol.Have a fun #SpritzBreak with your girlfriends this summer with @AperolUSA. #adSummer is going by really fast and it’s been hard for me to get in to any kind of schedule. That means spending time with my girlfriends has taken a back seat to being mom. But a few weeks ago, I decided to have some friends over for happy hour. I hired a baby sitter to watch my kids so that I could enjoy my backyard “mom oasis” area with my friends. And instead of going with an old favorite, I decided to try a recipe for an Aperol Spritz. Doesn’t the word “spritz” sound so girly and sophisticated at the same time?Easy cocktail recipe: The Aperol Spritz. #ad @aperolusa #spritzbreakAperol is an Italian apertif with a slight bitter orange flavor mixed with herbal undertones. Although it looks like it might be sweet, it isn’t. The Aperol Spritz recipe is super simple. It’s 3 parts Prosecco, 2 parts Aperol and 1 part soda water. It is served over ice, with a slice of orange. And oh my gosh! It’s so refreshing! Polka dot paper straws and orange garnish for Aperol Spritzes. #ad @aperolusa #SpritzbreakI prepped our bar area before the girls arrived and got my orange slices ready and set out some fun paper straws. None of us had tried an Aperol Spritz before so I was excited to experience something new with them. And getting everything together ahead of time meant that I could enjoy the night right along with them. Share an Spritz Break with friends! Make this simple Aperol Spritz recipe. #ad @aperolusa #SpritzBreakWe started by adding ice to a stemless wine glass and added an orange slice. Why do orange slices smell so good?! Oranges are like an instant vacation. The smell is invigorating and comforting. The perfect combo for a fun girl’s night. A refreshing summer cocktail. The Aperol Spritz. #ad @aperolusa #spritzbreakNext we started pouring the cocktails. To make sure we were making it correctly, we used a jigger for the first one to make sure we got the measurements right. But you really don’t need to use it. It’s perfectly okay to eyeball it. Check out this video to see how the people at Aperol make one!  Cocktail with girlfriends. #ad #spritzbreak @aperolusa Our Aperol Spritz Break was SO much fun! As usual, I created a playlist to set the tone. I also brought out all my colorful outdoor sofa pillows to make the space really colorful. I love how vibrant the color of Aperol is so I wanted the the area to match. I also set out some snacks to munch on before we ate a delicious salad I had picked up from a local restaurant earlier in the evening. Aperol #SpritzBreak is the perfect happy hour cocktail! #ad @aperolusaWe all really enjoyed getting some time to hang out together in the middle of a really busy week. This is definitely something I’d like to do more often! And I’ve totally been craving an Aperol Spritz! Aperol Spritz Recipe. Perfect for happy hour with friends. #ad @aperolusa #spritzbreakI fell in love with the herbal flavor of the Aperol. This is totally a drink for those hot summer days where you need something to cool you down. And who doesn’t love a little bubble from the Prosecco and soda water?Aperol Spritz recipe. #ad @aperolusa #spritzbreakThe Aperol Spritz is a total show stopper. The color alone will stop your party guests in their tracks. And it is so amazingly simple to make! A fave, refreshing summer cocktail recipe, an Aperol Spritz. #ad @aperolusa #SpritzBreakI encourage all of you to host your own Spritz Break this summer! It’s as simple as 3-2-1! If you do, share it on instagram using the hashtag #SpritzBreak!!

Thanks for supporting the rad companies, like Aperol, that let me have happy hour with my girlfriends!

Aperol Spritz Recipe
 
An Aperol Spritz is the perfect happy hour cocktail to share with your friends! It's super refreshing and the perfect summer sipper!
Recipe type: Cocktail
Ingredients
  • 3 parts Prosecco
  • 2 parts Aperol
  • 1 part soda water
  • ice
  • slice of orange to garnish
Instructions
  1. Add ice to a stemless wine glass.
  2. Add a slice of orange.
  3. Add 3 parts prosecco to the glass.
  4. Add 2 parts Aperol.
  5. Top with 1 part soda water.
  6. Enjoy!

 

I Love Snacks

I wouldn't call these healthy exactly, but they are a natural snack that is delicious! These butter toffee corn puffs make my heart and mouth happy! I’m a snack lover. And when I see something new, I have to try it. So when I was walking through a Target on my Palm Springs getaway (Yes, we went to Target. We didn’t have our kids with us, we could wander the aisles. It was glorious!) and saw these Butter Toffee Corn Puffs on the shelf, I had to pick them up! A sweet snack gets me every time! Look for these Toffee Butter Corn Puffs at your Target! They are amazing! I didn’t open them until I got home and as soon as I did I knew I had to share these with you. They were AMAZING!!! In fact, I snatched them out of my kid’s hands so that I could take a picture of the bag before we finished them off. I had never heard of this company so I looked them up online. This is the only flavor variety they have and these are made with natural ingredients. So that’s awesome! The butter toffee flavor is perfection. The taste is unique, like a way more delicious gourmet version of a Corn Pop. The consistency is that of a Cheese Puff. And you’ll want to eat the whole bag. We sure did. Natural snacks are awesome and my new favorite are these Butter Toffee Corn Puffs! I have looked for these at Targets closer to home and have not found them. But check your chip aisle next time you are there to see if yours carries them. They are also available online (this might be new fave website!!) or at Whole Foods or Sprouts Market. This is not sponsored, it’s just a snack I think you all should know about. Because I like sharing yummy things with you. Let me know if you see these and try these Nuggets!